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Pieter K Rapport

Pieter K's already displayed his talent at complex drumwork, but he dabbles further into melody on "Rapport"-experimental, deep headphone business with a melancholic feel.… Read more »

Dillinja Live or Die

The flipside's "South Manz," with its "bassline roller to shake the venue" sample and scary, high-pitched melody, is my favorite here, as Dillinja delivers a more rolled-out track that's still heavy on the bass & drum.… Read more »

Books On Tape Throw Down Your Laptops

Mixing guitar chords with shuffling breakbeats of various tempos in spy-chase like sequences, Books on Tape proclaims its stance as "beatpunk," and features members of indie bands Bright Eyes and Slow Coach guesting with main man Todd Books.… Read more »

Juju The Barrio Funk EP

Taking it up a notch for the label's tenth release, Juju drops a monstrous double-pack that captures his vision perfectly. From the steady-pumping "Vampiros" to the Fabio-inspired "Far Away," Juju touches on all corners of his sound.… Read more »

Tech Itch Destiny

Your man Mark Caro brings on the sixth installment for his Tech Itch sister label, and it's a big, bad one. The title track comprises a dark, well-produced, sci-fi roller with broad bass, scritchy keys and a good amount of acid bleep.… Read more »

Various Artists Mickey Finn: The Takeover Bid II

Londoner and Urban Takeover maven Mickey Finn flings us warped samples at hyperspeed on his latest drum & bass mix of frenetic wildlife at night.… Read more »

Total Science/Bulletproof Simple Man/110 Degrees

Props to Total Science for striking out in new directions, but Simple Man's meaty, growling one-two step just doesn't get me hot and bothered.… Read more »

Baron Meet the Creeper

Two snarky, futurist jump-up tracks from Oxford upstart Baron. "Meet the Creeper" pounds like a meat cleaver, with sassy hi-hats and cartoon noises that keep the insistent beat from becoming dull.… Read more »

Various Artists Global Assault EP

G2 features an international quartet onto two slabs.… Read more »

Cyborg 1 Shockwave

Only need a guess or two as to Cyborg's identity, but this slab isn't anything to die for. Although it features nicely organic beats, the A-side's a touch redundant.… Read more »

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